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Auditions for Joseph … & Young Frankenstein at TLP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Beaudry   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:42

Mount Carroll, IL--Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional, non-profit summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will hold auditions for the children’s ensemble of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the adult ensemble of Young Frankenstein on Saturday May 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the theatre in Mount Carroll, Illinois.  Auditions for Gavroche and Young Cosette in Les Miserables will be Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m.

The company is casting 13 children who are strong singers between the ages of 7 and 12 for Joseph …, which will open the Playhouse’s 53rd season in June. Up to 8 teens and adults who are strong singers or dancers will be cast in in ensemble roles Young Frankenstein, which opens July 3. Auditionees will be seen in the order they arrive and sign in. Sign in will begin at the theatre at 9:00 a.m., and parents are asked not to arrive before them. All performers must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Performance dates and rehearsal schedules can be found at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Anyone auditioning should bring a current photo and sheet music for a song that best shows their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Please do not bring accompaniment on CDs. Parents may not sit in on auditions. TLP is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd in Mount Carroll. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. These ensemble roles are not paid.

Auditions for the roles of Gavroche, Young Cosette and Young Eponine in Les Miserables will begin at 4:00 pm on April 27. The playhouse is seeking a boy who looks 8-12 for Gavroche who is a very strong singer and is comfortable on stage. Girls who look 8-10, who are strong singers and very comfortable on stage are encouraged to audition for Young Cosette and Young Eponine. All children should bring a song to sing in the style of the show. They may sing from the show, as well. An accompanist will be provided. These roles are not paid, but a travel stipend may be arranged. Please call the theatre at 815-244-2035 to sign up for Les Miserables auditions only.

More information is available at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org. Timber Lake Playhouse programs are supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Scott County Board of Supervisors Apr 7-11 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:22
TENTATIVE AGENDA
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center
1. Roll Call: Hancock, Minard, Sunderbruch, Cusack, Earnhardt
Presentation
2. Discussion with the following Authorized Agencies (Room 638)
8:30 Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation
9:00 Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District/
Partners of Scott County Watersheds - Jan McClurg
9:30 EMA- Ross Bergen
Facilities & Economic Development
3. Final Plat for Liberty Land Enterprises Subdivision. (Item 3)
4. Discussion of City of Davenport's proposed expansion of Urban Renewal Area.
(Item 4)
Human Resources
5. Staff appointments. (Item 5)
Other Items of Interest
6. Board Appointment. (Item 6)
7. Adjourned.
Moved by _____ Seconded by _____
Ayes
Nays
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Regular Board Meeting - 5:00 pm
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

 
WINNERS OF YOM HASHOAH ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Monday, 07 April 2014 07:39

 

Chosen excerpts will be read during annual remembrance event April 27th

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities (www.holocausteduqca.com) proudly recognizes three area students for their winning entries in the “Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust” Essay Contest. The winning selection will be read during the 2014 Yom HaShoah (Yahm ha-SHOW-uh) Community Remembrance event Sunday, April 27th – 7:00 PM at Tri-City Jewish Center (2715 - 30th St., Rock Island).

Alex Bare of Eldridge authored the winning entry entitled, “I Wasn’t Even Eighteen – Pierre Seel’s Holocaust as a ‘175er.’” Grace Hipple of Davenport receives accolades for her essay, “The Sun Still Shines – Sophie Scholl and the White Rose.” Cassie Berta of Bettendorf is recognized for her profile of Malvina Fried Lefkowitz.

“As an educator, it is both important and uplifting to see how students take on this subject,” said Dr. Marrietta Castle, Chair of the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities. “Relating to children the same age as these students puts a face on the Holocaust for them. It provides a basis for ongoing study and awareness of this pivotal period in our world’s history that continues to be felt.”

Yom HaShoah is observed as a day of commemoration for the six million Jews (nearly 11 million people total) that perished during the Holocaust. It began in 1953 with the signing of an Israeli law by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. The essay contest bears the name locally of Ida Kramer, former Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and a longtime Holocaust educator.

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites (www.jfqc.org) is a non-profit, 501c(3) Illinois corporation founded in 1980. With other local organizations, JFQC addresses a broad range of needs to include cultural, religious, educational, family welfare, care of the elderly and interfaith relations. The Federation combats hate and anti-Semitism by supporting religious liberty and civil rights for everyone.

Its core mission is to preserve, protect, enrich and enhance Jewish communal life and the well-being of Jews locally, in Israel and throughout the world. It is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America (www.jewishfederations.org). The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

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Genesis Receives Women's Choice Award For Heart Care PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Friday, 04 April 2014 13:54

The Genesis Heart Institute recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience by individualizing, personalizing and humanizing healthcare for women and their families

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- April 2, 2014 -- The Genesis Heart Institute is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care.

As more women self-manage their care and seek providers they can trust, the Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies the Genesis Heart Institute commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience.

It is more important than ever to raise awareness of heart care, as one in every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” says Delia Passi, CEO & Founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “The Genesis Heart Institute not only performed well clinically with regard to heart care measures, but it also had a high recommendation rate, a measure  that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.”

As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations they can trust, from other women. Eighty percent of women will choose a brand that is highly recommended by others and over 92 percent of women will trust a hospital more if it carries the Women’s Choice Award seal, according to MedeliaMonitor , Independent Poll (2013).

“Heart disease is the greatest health threat women face. Through the efforts of our staff, we are helping the public become more aware of the gender-based differences in heart disease,” said Nidal Harb, M.D., Chief Executive Medical Director, Genesis Heart Institute. “By recognizing that heart disease is different for women than men, we can improve treatment and save lives.

“This distinction recognizes our commitment to providing exceptional care for everyone.”

“As the primary healthcare decision makers, women account for about 90 percent of all family choices when it comes to matters of health,” added Passi. “Making quick decisions goes against her grain and women are seeking more information than ever before when making healthcare or hospital selections. Women appreciate learning from the experiences of others, as they take more time to identify the best hospitals and seek validation in their choices. Our mission is to reduce the risk for women and their families so they can make smarter healthcare choices. ”

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CPAC to present ‘The Snail and the Whale’ April 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vanessa McNeely   
Friday, 04 April 2014 13:33

Children (and adults) of all ages will enjoy the Tuesday, April 22, production of “The Snail and the Whale,” at the Central Performing Arts Center at the high school in DeWitt.

This Tall Stories adaptation tells the story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and hitches a ride on the back of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. But when the whale gets beached, how will the tiny snail save him? Follow the amazing adventure as seen through the eyes of an adventurous girl and her seafaring father.

The play is inspired by the book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and includes storytelling, live music and lots of laughs.

Curtain time is 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students; children under age 4 are free. Tickets may be purchased at DeWitt City Hall, 510 Ninth St., or online at <www.midwestix.com>. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $5 for students.

A pre-show dinner that includes homemade mac and cheese, pigs in a blanket, a taco bar, fresh fruits and vegetables, cupcake and beverage is available for $10 per person in the atrium at 5:30 p.m. Dinner reservations must be pre-paid by April 18 and are not available at the door.

 

 
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